Iowa Lack of Signs and Warning Lights Lawyers
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, railroad crossings have historically been the site of most fatal accidents involving trains. Accordingly, it is important that railroad companies or other responsible parties ensure that there are prominently displayed signs and warning lights wherever roadway and railway intersect. The occupants of an automobile are vulnerable to severe injury or death in the event of a collision due to the significant size and weight difference between a passenger car and a train. Unfortunately, the failure to adequately advise drivers of a railroad intersection or oncoming train is all too common.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a train accident attributable to the negligence of a railroad company or its employees, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the Iowa lack of sign and warning light lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 to learn more about your legal rights and options in this difficult situation.
In 2009, there were 52 accidents at Iowa railroad crossings. This is the 12th highest accident rate in the United States. These accidents are often injurious or even fatal for the car occupants involved. Though not every crossing is required to have gates or flashing lights, there are specific requirements for crossbucks, or railroad crossing signs. The following are some common causes of accidents at grade crossings:
- Lack of signs, lights, or gates at crossings
- Defective gates, lights, or warnings
- Failure to activate warning lights upon approaching an intersection
- Improper maintenance of crossings that prevents sign recognition
Do not let the negligence of a railroad company go unpunished. You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, vehicle repairs, lost wages, and other damages. If you have been hurt in a railroad crossing accident, contact the Iowa lack of sign and warning light lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600.